Gov. Voldemort loses one to Florida’s citizenry and the Leauge of Women Voters! From my paper’s Tallahassee bureau this morning:
Faced with the prospect of harsh penalties under Florida’s new elections law, the League of Women Voters of Florida has been unable to register voters for the last year — an unprecedented hiatus in the civic group’s 72-year history.
“It’s been a very difficult year for us,” said Deirdre Macnab, president of the League in Florida. “It’s had a big, big impact for our organizations.”
Since the Republican-led Legislature passed a broad election law last spring, registration drives by third-party groups, inclulding the League, have ground to a halt in the state. But those registration drives are expected to begin anew with U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle’s temporary injunction against the 48-hour limit, which the judge described as a “virtually impossible burden” on the third-party groups